College of Science Correspondence, 1900-13
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Brief Description: General (1904-13), departmental (1902-13) and subject file (1900-13) correspondence of deans Stephen A. Forbes (1900-05) and Edgar J. Townsend (1905-13), including correspondence and reports concerning university statutes and organizations, Council of Administration, committees, budget requests, correspondence with Katherine Sharp, F. W. Drury, and Phineas Windsor regarding library acquisitions and book funds for theCollege of Science (1905-13), buildings and remodeling, departmental headships, faculty appointments and publications, academic requirements, scholarships, graduate work at Gottingen and Yale, honorary degrees, registration, lectures and related subjects.
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Record Series Number: 15/1/3
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Volume: 3.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/1963
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Arrangement: by type of correspondence and alphabetically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences :

The dean's office of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences was formed in 1913, when the College of Literature and the Arts and the College of Science were combined.1

The primary duties of the dean are that of chief executive officer of the college and agent of the college faculty for the execution of the college educational policy. Among his other duties, the dean calls and presides over faculty meetings, makes faculty appointments and promotions, prepares the budget, and oversees the registration of the students.2

Under the dean are the four schools (Life Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Chemical Sciences) and 75 fields of study which comprise the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.3 This includes the administration of the General Curriculum, which was formerly the Division of General Studies, and is for freshmen and sophomores who have not chosen a field of study yet.4

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 27th Report, March 11, 1913, p. 200.

2. Faculty Handbook of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 1968-69, p. 10.

3. Undergraduate Programs, 1977-79, p. 313-14.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, April 17, 1968, p. 996.

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